So what about this situation. Remember the $eval() bug that caused a nice crash? Well that obviously could be remotely exploitable by one of those "type // $+ $decode(.....) to stop spam" messages people think are great. If I recall, the fix for this bug didn't come out the same day it was discovered. It came out I believe about a month later. So if you wanted to be 100% safe from this issue, the only solution was to downgrade to a version of mIRC before $eval() was added. So there is a very valid reason to run an older version. Granted $eval() was not a very serious bug, but something worse could come out, and perhaps it will be a bug that is hard to fix and it takes several weeks for Khaled to even find the cause. Running an older version could possibly be the only line of defense until a fix is released.